It’s Beginning To Look / Está Empezando A Lucir

La versión español está después de las fotos.

CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS ARE going up all over the City of Fuengirola. I don’t remember things being lit up so early, but it is kind of beautiful. Friday night, as we headed out for dinner, we noticed that our neighborhood (Los Boliches) Christmas “tree” was already lit. I didn’t want to miss the opportunity for photos on that crystal clear night. So I walked inside the tree and snapped this series of photos.

When we got home from dinner around 11, I took the video from our terrace of the complete light show. San Geraldo didn’t feel like rolling the shutters down last night in his bedroom. But if he leaves them open, the light show from the tree gives him psychedelic dreams. So he slept with me all night! Thank you, tree!

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LAS DECORACIONES NAVIDEÑAS están subiendo por toda la ciudad de Fuengirola. No recuerdo que las cosas se iluminaran tan temprano, pero es algo hermoso. El viernes por la noche, cuando salíamos a cenar, notamos que el “árbol” navideño de nuestro barrio (Los Boliches) ya estaba encendido. No quería perder la oportunidad de tomar fotos en esa noche clara como el cristal. Así que caminé dentro del árbol y tomé esta serie de fotos.

Cuando llegamos a casa de la cena a las 11, tomé el siguiente video de nuestra terraza del espectáculo de luces completo. San Geraldo no tenía ganas de bajar las persianas anoche en su habitación. Pero si los deja abiertos, el espectáculo de luces del árbol le da sueños psicodélicos. ¡Así que dormimos juntos toda la noche! ¡Gracias, árbol!

Tequila!

This was the week of Feria del Virgen del Rosario (the fair of the Virgin of the Rosary), which culminates tomorrow with a procession if the weather cooperates. We’ve had rain and sun, with here and there a downpour, these last few days. Wednesday night (glorious weather), San Geraldo and I walked over to the fair.

OUR FIRST VIEW OF THE FAIR AS WE STROLLED OVER FROM THE BEACH.

Often, when we have friends visiting from the United States, they’re surprised by sales booths they spot at fairs and outside movie theaters. Invariably, someone will look dumb-founded and say, “They’re selling shots of tequila?!?”

TAH-KEY-YA!!!

OK, so the thought crossed my mind the first time I saw a booth, too. But then I realized it’s not spelled the same. It’s “taquilla” (pronounced tah-KEY-ya”) and not “tequila.” It’s a ticket booth. Given my one experience with tequila shots when I was 20 years old (sharing an entire bottle with one other person), I’m even a little afraid to approach the ticket booth.

Wednesday was Children’s Day at the fair. Well, every day is children’s day (and adults’ day) at the fair. But Wednesday, is the most popular day for children to dress in traditional costume.

THIS YEAR’S LIGHTS.
WAITING FOR THE PARTY TO START AT ONE OF THE CASETAS.
BUMPER BOATS! A BOY IN TRADITIONAL COSTUME.
HE LOOKS LIKE A BOWERY BOY TO ME.
SAN GERALDO LOVES SWEET CORN (CORN ON THE COB).
HE COMMENTED THAT HE NEVER SAW ANY AT THE FAIR THIS TIME.
I HADN’T EITHER… UNTIL I LOOKED AT MY PHOTOS THURSDAY MORNING.
ABOUT TO HEAD BACK THROUGH THE GATES.

Tequila!!!